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colin for standing with him. >> john sununu said that he did not doubt that powell's support for obama was based on anything but his policies. obama is suffering a deep drop in support from white voters. >> lack of a busy as and. > -lack of enthusiasm. >> is there a racial factor? >> well, let's focus on john sununu. for john sununu, a moment's thought is a moment wasted. [laughter] he knew what he was saying. >> he had dug himself into a hole and he felt there was about it -- >> word in defense of john sununu. he has laid out a formulation that colin powell should be proud supporting barack obama because they are of the semis, which means that, obvusly, john sununu, being white, is proud to be supporting mitt romney did john sununu is, believe me, and i've known him for a long time -- he is writing a new book called "dale carnegie was wrong," and it will not be a bestseller. [laughter] >> everybody has crazy uncles in the attic, and romney has john sununu, and he has donald trump, who is offering $5 million if the president will release -- >> he won't keep senate in the attic. -- sunu
states -- i applaud colin for standing with him. >> john sununu later saying that he has no doubt that colin powell's endorsement is based on anything other than policies. obama is steeply down with white voters from four years ago. >> lack of enthusiasm. >> is there a racial factor here? >> well, let's focus on john sununu for just a second. for john sununu, a moment's thought is a moment wasted. [laughter] he is well known for coming up with lines like that. he knew what he was saying. >> you could see him picking himself into a hole and then feeling nervous about it. >> award in defense of john sununu. he basically had a formulation that colin powell should be proud of supporting barack obama because they belong to the same race, which means that obviously, john sununu who is white is proud to be supporting mitt romney. john sununu is -- believe me, i have known him for a long time -- he is writing a book called "dale carnegie was wrong." [laughter] and it will not be a bestseller. >> everybody is crazy uncles in the attic, and romney as john sununu, and he also has donald trum
colin standing with him. >> former new hampshire gov. john sununu, w latater said that he does not doubt that colin powell's support for obama is based on anything other than policies. obama has a steep drop his support with white voters from four years ago. >> lack of enthusiasm. >> is there a racial factor here? well, let's focus on that john sununu for just a second.d. for john sununu, a moment's thought is a moment wasted. [laughter] he is known for comoming up with lines like that. he knew what he was saying. >> he would dig himself into a hole and fall there was about it. >> he has bically laid o a formulation that colin powell should be proud of supporting barack obama because they belong to theame race bewhich means that obviously john sununu, being white is proud to support mitt romney. john sununu is, believe me, and i've known him a long time -- he is writing a book cled "dale carnegie wasas wrong." [laughter] and it will not be a bestseller. >> everybody has crazy uncles in the attic, and ron has john sununu, and he has donald trump who is offering $5 million if obama w would
>>> john sununu, the voice of the romney campaign. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder where there's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states -- >> shut it. it's a distraction from this. >> it's essentially let's cut taxes and compensate for that with other things, but that compensation does not cover all of the cuts. >> and this. ♪ >> yes, when you can't find the right note, try a different bait. >> if he spent the early years in hawaii smoking something, the next set of years in ind know sha. i'm not familiar with exactly precisely what i said, but i stand by what i said, whatever it was. snoof ♪ . >>> happy friday to you. we're 11 days out from the election and with the roar of the rallies, the ads and the bus tours growing ever louder, team romney decided it was time to create a bit of white noise, sununu style. other a certain key endo
republican feathers. the romney campaign deployed former governor john sununu to respond. that's when things got ugly. >> when you take a look at colin paul, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement mace basted on issues or whether he has a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> did you catch the first line from sununu? here it is. >> when you take a look at colin powell -- >> he said, when you take a look at colin powell. as if it's obvious why powell would endorse a black president because he's a black guy too, right? this is outrageous. this morning a radio host had an interview with the president and asked the president if he was offended by sununu's remarks. >> any suggestion that general powell would make such a profound statement in such an important election based on anything than what he thought was what's going to be best for america i think, doesn't make much sense. >> here com
. >>> coming up, john sununu plays the race card and claims that general colin powell's endorsement of president obama is based on his skin color. i'll have reaction from former chief of staff lawrence wilkerson and we'll talk with michael dyson about the role of race in the 2012 election. >>> and a rock star shares his story of living with a preexisting condition and why the affordable health care act is important to him and millions of americans. pearl jam guitarist mike mccready will join me later on the program. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter. using the #edshow, we are coming right back. hello? boo! i am the ghost of meals past. when you don't use new pam, this is what you get. residue? i prefer food-based phantasm, food-tasm. poultry-geist works too if you used chicken. [ laughs ] resi-doodle-doo. [ female announcer ] bargain brand cooking spray can leave annoying residue. but new pam leaves up to 99% less residue. new pam helps you keep it off. that's the sound of car insurance companies these days. here a cheap, there a cheap, everywhere a cheap... you ge
president obama. >> top romney advisor john sununu suggested colin powell backed obama because of race. i will ask newark mayor cory booker what he thinks about the explosive charge. >>> also, pretty controversial, ann coulter. i will talk to her about her shocking new book on race in america. >>> and a real monster of a halloween. sandy, the huge storm, is taking aim at the east coast. will it wreak havoc for the election? this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. the big story tonight in the race for the white house, the finish line is 11 days away and in the crucial battle for ohio, look at this new cnn poll released today. president obama a four point advantage over governor romney. in the fight for women voters, obama has a commanding lead in ohio but a lot can change of course between now and november 6th. the surprise is what john sununu told me last night is not going to go away. it could become a big problem for romney. sununu, a key romney surrogate, has put race and frankly, charges of racism front and center in the final days of the campaign when romney would have leas
change of course between now and november 6th. the surprise is what john sununu told me last night is not going to go away. it could become a big problem for romney. sununu, a key romney surrogate, has put race and frankly, charges of racism front and center in the final days of the campaign when romney would have least wanted him to. let's get right to it. i asked him last night about former secretary of state colin powell's endorsement of president obama. this is what sununu said and why it's creating a political firestorm. final question. colin powell has decided to opt for president obama again despite apparently still being a republican. is it time he left the party, do you think? >> well, i'm not sure how important that is. i do like the fact that colin powell's boss, george herbert walker bush, has endorsed mitt romney all along, and frankly, when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when y
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, the romney campaign against president obama carries the scent of hell. john sununu, the top romney surrogate, barks at that lazy one in the white house who doesn't know how to be an american, who sarah palin mocks for shucking and jiving, and donald trump accuses again and again and again of being from kenya and playing monkey business with the country's economic numbers. you know, the same fellow romney says cheats on the welfare checks to feed his political base. the guy gingrich calls the food stamp president. listen to sununu last night yelling at former governor bill richardson to shut up saying general colin powell's political judgment is based on racial bias. trump offering a big bet the president won't show his student transcripts all to diminish the president's academic rise to editor of the harvard law review. yes, it's all directed at drumming up the blue collar white vote for the republican ticket and, yes, it smells. david corn is author of "the 47 percent" and joy reid is managing editor of the grio. both are msnbc political analysts. if the romney campaign is really winning, y
. >> this story about a former governor a former chief of staff to a former president john sununu has some amazing things to say about the president. >> what people saw last night we saw a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is and he has absolutely no idea how serious the problems of america is. >> he called the president lazy and detached. andrea mitchell tried to give him a way out. >> did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas, he said they are making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. >> john sununu would not take back calling the president of the united states lazy. this man is republican worked for george w. bush, ronald reagan was in the white house ronald reagan of take naps during the middle of the day fame, he was president of the united states while john sununu was governor and he probably never would have said of ronald reagan that he is lazy. >> that's a really really good po
need real change. >> republicans are going right back to the old, ugly playbook. >> john sununu. >> when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states. i aplowed colin for standing with him. >> congratulations john sununu. >> does it take mitt romney off. >> the more courage to stand up and say what they said was wrong. >> of course if he refused to let the media ask you questions you never have to worry about giving them answers. >> proipt will hit the interview circuit today. >> doing a total of ten different interviews. >> saul about targeting young voters there. >> we're down to the turnout operations. >> obama's the one who is working it harder. >> 11 days left. there's 11 days left in this campaign. every move counts right now. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >>> with just 11 days until the election, which of course means 12 days until john sununu climbs back into his cave, and with only minutes left in which mitt romney can convince me to vote for him, mitt romney remains silent today about his favorite crazy people
surprised? no. but we probably should be surprised. then there's john sununu. >> and, frankly, when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for endorsing president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> ana, discuss. >> well, look, he has since walked it back and admitted that there are policy issues that colin powell is a friend of his. i think what he said was not the right thing to say. i don't think it was correct. i think colin powell is a very respected person. >> ana, ana, ana, loon, why is john sununu after all the things he says -- i'm just asking and i'm not a partisan person. it doesn't matter to me. i'm a journalist. or that you like -- you guys are trying to get mitt romney elected president. neither of which is true. but why is john sununu a surrogate for the romney campaign when he says such outlandish you know what? why? >> i
debate by mr. romney no doubt has been followed by a performance by governor john sununu where he felt he had to smear the president with some despicable words this afternoon when he was interviewed by my colleague andrea mitchell. just listen to this. >> what people saw last night i think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> governor, i want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas. he said, you know, they're making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, professor peterson, we have to be absolutely clear and truthful, john sununu is an adviser to mitt romney. >> yes, he is. >> aside from the fact he appears to be an over perspiring hyperventilating mass of bitterness, the president is now nothing more than a lazy feckless pizza poi, boy, is tha right? >> hopefully romney will distance himself from these comments. let's look
sununu just to show you what these people are really made of. john sununu came out yesterday and said -- here he is in effect colin powell endorsed barack obama because he is black. >> i like the fact that george herbert bush has endorsed mitt romney all along, and when you look at colin powell you have to wonder if that is based on issues or whether or not he has a slightly different reason for endorsing president obama. >> what reason would that be. >> when you have somebody of your own race -- >> wow. >> bill: what does john sununu have to say for mitt romney to say, you are fired. >> really. >> bill: that is the most racist remark i have heard ever. well, i guess john sununu endorsed mitt romney because they are both idiots! [ laughter ] ♪ >> announcer: radio meets television. the "bill press show," now on current tv. ♪ you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. take the time to learn about the issues. don't just vote, vote smart. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything yo
, with a clear set of convictions >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co-chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when you take a look at colin powell is that an endorsement based on issues, or a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states. i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: sununu released a statement, calling colin a friend, but not apologizing. i don't doubt that it was based on anything but the support of the president's policies. and we reached out to the romney campaign for comment, but they offered nothing in addition to sununu's statement. >> all right, peter in ohio, thank you, this brings us to our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. so chuck, this is the field in front of us, john sununu said that colin powe
of the presidential race? these guys are all tightly connected to mitt romney. john sununu is an active romney surrogate as he basically says that colin powell endorsed president obama because he is black. donald trump, you know he has been doing robo calls and endorsements for mitt romney. despite the fact that these guys are supporters and allies mitt romney has not personally refuted a single one of their offensive statements. he has actually been running from the media, hoping hoping it all dies down please go away. he could certainly learn a thing, mitt romney could, about being courageous from john mccain. remember in 2008 when john mccain stood up to the people who thought president obama administration was a muslim. >> no, man. he is not. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> jennifer: john mccain earned a lot of respect for standing up and being honest. mitt romney remains silent. silence in the face of these kind of comments is unacceptable. there's a saying that goes not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. joining me from washington to discuss the repu
told me, this may not be the venue to do that. we will explore that with john sununu in a minute. this is spin alley, the biggest spin room i have ever seen. this is bigger, bigger, i think, than denver and bigger than kentucky where you could have held a reunion in a closest. this is big. what will happen, this room will fill up and you know what they do, they come in on both sides to tell you how little they expect of their respective candidates, president obama is tired, mitt romney, it is impossible to put up the performance he did last time, so lower the expectations and after the debate each of the party will say that their candidate is mensa material. mitt romney changed the entire race around two weeks ago and the pressure is on president obama in this panel where we will have average folks,ation of them, asking questions and they have submitted their questions to the moderator, candy crowley in the role of the facilitior and can expound on whatever is asked but camps came out and said, no, no, no, that is not what we signed on to so it remains to be seen what will happen
over the place, john sununu and you gave him a chance to take back what he said. let's take a look. the morning after the debate. >> what people saw last night i think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how louisiana and detached he is. -- how lazy and detached he. >> governor, kyle give -- i'll give you a chance and did you mean to calm the president of the united states barack obama lazy? >> yes. chris: i tried to think what you were thinking as a journalist and someone who knows american history and what you thought of that? >> i was clearly troubled, just using that phrase lazy and attaching it to this president, to any president but to this president had all sorts of resonance and unpleasant echoes. and i just wanted to give him a chance because is he a campaign co-chair. he's not just your average surrogate. this is john sununu. and later that same day, he went on fox and was asked, you don't think there will be a better prepared president obama onstage next week? and he said, quote, when you're not that bright, you can't get better prepared. mitt romney was aggr
of staff, john sununu joins me and political insiders, chris stirewalt, taking a look at the polls and analyzing the importance of tonight's vice presidential debate. the administration continues to resist, if you will, to be forthcoming about what has transpired in benghazi. the president today reasserting the existence of a tax loophole designed specifically for outsourcing. >> after running for more than a year in which he called himself severely conservative, mitt romney is trying to convince you that he was merely kidding. now, what does he have to say, this new version about mitt romney of all the things he has actually promised to do as president? tax breaks for outsourcers. never heard of such a thing. lou: the tax code says that companies ccn claim deductions. thank you for being with us. this is an interesting debate. congressman ryan, youthful, energetic, and command of the budget, and, of course, the vice president, who is affable and he is gregarious, and by all accounts, a good debater. >> i think you have accurately summarize what i think is true. i think that you ha
the price of gas. i have to transition to john sununu and colin powell. we can talk about numbers all day long but this is another buzz story. let me play what mr. sununu said on cnn. >> when you take a look at colin powell you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> may it be the mourdock comment at the beginning of the week regarding rape or john sununu with this line here. he said colin powell is a friend and believes he based his decision on policies. but that's not what he said initially. what do you make of members of your party? we're talking about mr. sununu and his comment that colin powell was backing president obama because he's black. >> the reality is individuals make comments on both sides that both candidates don't agree with both campaigns. >> he's a surrogate not an individual. >> colin
to john sununu out in force to clear up any doubts about the campaign's position. >> rape is a heinous vile act and horrible and when mourdock s says that romney immediately condemned that. >> was the unfortunate rape snafu cleaned up? perhaps. not before sununu went on to say this about former secretary of state colin powell and his endorsement of president obama. >> when you take a look at colin powell you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or he has a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race you're proud of being president of the united states i applaud colin for standing with him. >> what better way to compound a highly charged and emotional debate over race than by starting one over race. with a party like this, no wonder policy seems eager to leave the sinking ship and doesn't help when ship mates seem all too willing to throw you overboard. friends like these, wes, who needs enemies. let's talk about the republican party here. what's amazing to me, pi
the scent of hell. john sununu, the top romney surrogate, barks at that lazy one in the white house who doesn't know how to be an american, who sarah palin mocks for shucking and jiving, and donald trump accuses again and again and again of being from kenya and playing monkey business with the country's economic numbers. you know, the same fellow romney says cheats on the welfare checks to feed his political base. the guy again rich calls the food stamp president. listen to sununu last night yelling at former governor bill richardson to shut up saying, general colin powell's political judgment is based on racial bias. trump offering a big bet the president won't show his student transcripts all to diminish the president's academic rise to editor of the harvard law review. yes, it's all directed at drumming up the blue collar white vote for the republican ticket and, yes, it smells. david corn is author of "the 47 percent" and roy reid is managing editor of the grio. both are msnbc political analysts. if the romney campaign is really winning, you have to ask, then you wouldn't think they
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